The award, given by the Rural Sociological Society, honors Dr. Jordan for her work over the last 20 years in the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.
Results showed that children who fasted for at least eight hours and those who did not fast had similar levels of total cholesterol and HDL (good) cholesterol, and that LDL (bad) cholesterol was only slightly higher when fasting.
Amelia F. Drake, MD, a professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in the UNC School of Medicine, finds a calming rhythm in rowing crew.
Project will assess needs and work to accelerate adoption of evidence-based cancer prevention interventions.
The professorship, established by a $1 million gift from Marilyn Jacobs Preyer (class of ’82) and L. Richardson Preyer, Jr. of Hillsborough, N.C., will be matched with $500,000 from the state of North Carolina.
A new finding based on multiple collaborations between UNC and Duke scientists over several years points to new avenues for investigation of cell metabolism that may provide insights into diseases ranging from neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease to certain types of cancers.
Many children feel nervous about going to school for the first time or returning to school after a summer off. Here are tips for kids – and parents – on managing the back-to-school jitters.
Charles Perou, PhD, appointed May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professorship of Molecular Oncology Research
The professorship, established by a $1 million gift from Wally (class of ’66) and Lil Loewenbaum of Austin, Texas is named in honor of Mrs. Lowenbaum’s mother, May Goldman Shaw.
Joseph DeSimone, PhD, will partner with scientists at two universities and a local biotechnology company to develop a nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer, funded by a $1 million grant from the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have devised a gene therapy cocktail that has the potential to treat some inherited diseases associated with “misfolded” proteins.
A 54-year-old mother from Lumberton, N.C. nearly loses her adult daughter in a horrific accident and as a caregiver offers help and healing to her daughter and to complete strangers.
Elizabeth Swaringen, who writes our Family House Diaries stories, shares additional insights about the woman who is featured in the latest installment.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Boise State University have been named partners in one of five U.S. centers that will use genetic data to search for proteins that are abnormally made by cancer cells.
UNC scientist Robert Millikan will partner with Christine Ambrosone, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Julie R. Palmer, of Boston University, in the most ambitious study to date of breast cancer among younger African-American women.
Scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Duke University Medical Center conducted a preclinical study using nanoparticle technology to deliver doses of chemo- and radiotherapy that specifically targeted metastasized ovarian cancer cells.
The University of North Carolina Health Care System Board of Directors today voted unanimously to decline WakeMed’s proposal to purchase Rex Healthcare. WakeMed leadership was notified of the decision today.
Men who are 40 years old or older, or who have a family history of prostate cancer, may make an appointment in advance by calling 919-966-1316. Walk-ins are also accepted.